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Living in New Hampshire under a year of pandemic-related isolation brought forth for many a silver lining: an opportunity to reconnect with our land, with businesses in our local communities, and with locally grown foods.

Just in time for spring planting and garden planning, join NHPR for a magical evening of New Hampshire-focused storytelling celebrating our local food system.

Earth Week shines a light on the environmental issues we face in New Hampshire, nationally and globally. The commemorative week runs this year from Friday, April 16, and concludes with Earth Day on Thursday, April 22.

Sara Plourde

Here in New Hampshire, a year of living under a pandemic forced businesses to shutter or workplaces to operate remotely, brought in school closures and hybrid education models as a way to continue student learning, and saw stories of frontline workers rising to unbelievable challenges. We’ve seen community gatherings canceled or reimagined, and the hugely personal cost of family members, friends, or people in our communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Christopher Sununu is scheduled to deliver his Budget address on Thursday, February 11 at noon. During the address, the governor will outline his priorities for the legislative session; the governor is expected to reflect on how the ongoing pandemic is affecting New Hampshire’s economy and the state’s fiscal situation, and its impact on budget priorities.

NHPR will have live coverage of the address, featuring All Things Considered host Peter Biello and NHPR’s senior political reporter Josh Rogers.

Beginning Tuesday, February 9, New Hampshire Public Radio will carry special coverage of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The U.S. Senate hearings will be available on-air and streaming through As events unfold, NHPR will offer comprehensive coverage of the entire proceedings.

Black History Month is an annual observance celebrating Black culture and the contributions of Black Americans to our country and its history. The event first originated in the United States, but is now recognized in other countries including the United Kingdom and Canada.  

Join NHPR on Saturday, January 30, from 10 to 11 p.m. (Best of Public Radio slot) for a special program Voices From The Ghetto, from our partners at the BBC World Service and APM.  

As the Biden-Harris administration tackles its first 100 days in office, join NHPR for a series of live national conversations focused on issues top of mind with Americans from across the country.

Beginning, Thursday, January 21, NHPR will broadcast “America Are We Ready? For the First 100 Days of the Next Presidency” specials from our partners at WNYC. Host Brian Lehrer will be joined by a series of guests, and listeners can call in with their questions and comments. Throughout the series, topics to be explored will include:

Join NHPR on Saturday, January 23, from 10 to 11 p.m. (Best of Public Radio slot) for a special program My Viral Video and Me, from our partners at the BBC World Service and APM.  

As the nation honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tune into New Hampshire Public Radio for three specials exploring Dr. King’s remarkable life, beliefs and legacy.

Saturday, January 16

10 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Best of Public Radio slot)

In the lead-up to Inauguration Day on January 20, turn to New Hampshire Public Radio for in-depth and insightful reporting, spanning NHPR’s on-air, digital and podcast properties.

Inauguration coverage on NHPR caps more than two years of reporting on the 2020 Presidential race, from the earliest days of potential national candidates exploring New Hampshire and considering runs for president, through a busy primary season and our state’s first-in-the-nation primary, to Election Day last November.

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise in New Hampshire  and the nation, join NHPR for an in-depth look at the latest on coronavirus vaccines.

Sara Plourde

Join NHPR on Thursday, January 7 at 7 p.m., for special live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Christopher Sununu. 

Gov. Sununu is beginning his third term as New Hampshire’s chief executive. 

NHPR is expected to begin its broadcast coverage of the Governor’s inaugural address around 7 p.m. Host Peter Biello will be joined by NHPR’s Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers, who will provide updates from the New Hampshire State House and give analysis. 

NEW PROGRAM: Throughline Comes to NHPR Airwaves

Jan 4, 2021

Tune in Sunday afternoons for conversations reflecting on past history and the present times


Join NHPR for Special Programs from WABE (Atlanta) and WNYC (New York City)

This January, NHPR will continue to highlight special conversations and programs from our public media partners WABE and WNYC, exploring key questions facing our nation in the wake of the November elections and in the lead-up to Inauguration Day on January 20.

Sara Plourde

In these final weeks of a year like no other, tune to NHPR for a robust schedule of holiday programming, songs and stories that reflect the spirit of the season.

From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, programs celebrating different holiday traditions and cultures will be sprinkled throughout our programming schedule, marking the festive period.

Below is the 2020-21 Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network broadcast schedule. All broadcasts begin at 1:00pm and are available on air and streaming via ClassicalNH. Click here for ClassicalNH listening options.

Schedule subject to change per the Met Opera.

2020 has been a challenging year, but NHPR is wrapping it up on a high note with Holidays By Request IV.  Join Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk  for two hours of under-appreciated holiday tunes, requested by you!

And this year we're including  home recordings of unique holiday songs, and concert performances from around the state.

Thank to all who took the time to send in song requests and recordings.  

Hour One:

1) Backdoor Santa, Clarence Carter

Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova from Pexels

Whether you hold a virtual family gathering this year, or are fortunate to have your loved ones safely nearby for Thanksgiving festivities, NHPR can provide the perfect Thanksgiving holiday soundtrack.

Favorite holiday memories, family stories and traditions, impressive yet simple last-minute recipe ideas, and a mix of folk and contemporary music that reflects current social issues will be highlighted in a series of special programs airing on Thanksgiving Day. Tune in to NHPR on Thursday, November 26 for our festive specials and programs:

Join NHPR this Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (repeat) for a special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour.

The hour-long special, initially aired in 2014, is devoted to American veterans. The four stories listeners will hear – about the battlefield, from the home front, and behind the front lines – were told by veterans themselves in theaters and Moth events across the country.

Conversational techniques that bridge differences, a deep look into how the Latino electorate is influencing our national politics, and a Halloween showcase of poetry and performance will all be heard on the New Hampshire Public Radio airwaves this weekend.

Starting Friday evening, join NHPR for three new specials by our public media partners:

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3, NHPR continues to bring listeners special programming related to the upcoming presidential election. America Amplified: Election 2020 is a six-part national talk show that will dive into the challenges facing America before and after the upcoming election. America Amplified: Election 2020 explores local community perspectives, with a mission to foster positive dialogue, share experiences and elevate diverse voices.

Beginning Saturday, October 17, NHPR will start airing The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter on Saturdays, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. The program brings recent trends in politics to listeners and will air through at least Election Day.

Join NHPR on Friday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. (repeat) for a special broadcast of Voting In America – an NPR Special Report exploring an extraordinary electoral season, further complicated by an ongoing global pandemic.

Join NHPR this Friday evening from 8:30 to 9 p.m.  for a special repeat broadcast of an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

BBC journalist Razia Iqbal interviewed the justice in New York last fall, where Ginsburg received the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. According to a statement at the time, the award honors “thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.”


First Debate Takes Place October 7  

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3, New Hampshire Public Radio will hold a series of live debates on-air and online with the candidates for major public offices in New Hampshire. Debates will take place between candidates for the U.S. Senate, the House seats in the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts, and Governor. The debates are being held in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, which will later broadcast them on NHPBS and NHPBS Explore.

You spoke, and we listened. Beginning Monday, September 28, As It Happens will move back to its usual time slot airing from 10 to 11 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays on NHPR. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and our partners at PRX, As It Happens brings the stories behind the stories each day, featuring in-depth conversations with newsmakers and up close and personal accounts.

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3, NHPR will air NPR’s special live coverage of the upcoming presidential and vice-presidential debates. Overall, four debates will take place across four states: Ohio, Utah, Florida and Tennessee. The debates will air live on NHPR on the following days:

Tuesday, September 29 – First Presidential Debate

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Join NHPR this Saturday, Sep. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a special broadcast of Diaries of a Divided Nation 2020 – a people’s history of the United States recorded in real-time – from public media partner KCRW in Los Angeles.

This fall, NHPR will continue to carry a series of conversations from public media partner WNYC, exploring key questions leading up to the national election in November.